A Japanese couple's most prized possessions were taken from them. But rather than demanding for its return, they asked the thieves to care for it, instead.
Seiji and Fuyumi Iimura were devastated after seven specimens of bonsai trees worth 13 million yen ($118,000) were stolen from their nursery in Saitama, Japan.
One of the stolen specimens included a 400-year-old shimpaku tree, the most valuable of the lot that is alone worth $90,000.
It was to be entered in a Japanese beauty contest, according to CNN.